After much demand, we have determined which placements are best suited for shorter term 1 week placements. You now have more options! We know it can be hard to get away for longer than one week, so now it's a bit easier to give back during your time off at any time of year.Check out which programs are now available for 1 Week
As students go back to school this September, many volunteers are starting their volunteer placements overseas! Many of our student volunteers take time off from college to gain an international perspective before returning home to continue their studies.
Our volunteers are preparing for their Global Gap year program, beginning this October! It is designed for students taking a gap year between high school and university. The Global Gap spans 27 weeks, 5 different countries, and has 12 different service opportunities.
Summer plans still up in the air? Things fall through? Why not take part on an international volunteer project or internship this summer? It is still possible to volunteer on close to all of our twenty five 2 week Summer Specials for High School students this summer. Projects Abroad's 2 Week Summer Specials are group trips for students aged 16-19 who are looking to get valuable international experience in a short period of time.
Jack Hanna from "Into the Wild" recently visited Projects Abroad's Taricaya Animal Rescue Center in Peru! The entire episode takes place on the reserve, and Jack was very impressed with the work that the volunteers do there. Volunteers get involved in biodiversity studies, wildlife observations, release programs, pilot farming, community outreach presentations, and much more!
At Projects Abroad, our programs do not have set start dates, so volunteers can join projects such as Building, Teaching, or Conservation starting on any day of the year! We are happy to keep our projects running year round, and we welcome volunteers whenever they have the time to go abroad and give back. We still have spaces available for our projects going on this summer, and we recommend applying in the next few weeks to secure a spot. Contact us if you have any questions about taking part in our projects this summer!
Indonesia – Explore the unique history and culture of our newest destination country, Indonesia! Our volunteers in Indonesia are based in the Javanese city of Yogyakarta. Indonesia is an area of stark contrasts between the rich and the poor. Our Teaching and Care volunteers provide friendship, support and education to children and students that are truly in need of it. In addition to this volunteers can climb volcanoes, trek through rainforests, and visit hot springs in their free time. Can you picture yourself in Indonesia?
During the week of April 10 - 16, volunteers took part in National Volunteer Week. Volunteer Week was established in 1974 to celebrate ordinary people accomplishing extraordinary goals through service. Projects Abroad participants went the extra mile by devoting an additional day of service to their host country.
We have a new online Projects Abroad clothing shop, where volunteers and supporters can order their Projects Abroad hoodies and T-shirts! We have many colors, including green, maroon, blue, black and red, and T-shirts and hoodies come in sizes S to XXL. If you're a former Projects Abroad volunteer or planning to do a project, check out our store and order your hoodie or T-shirt today!
Projects Abroad is proud to announce that we are starting up new projects in Indonesia and Ecuador! Indonesia will have Teaching and Care projects, and Ecuador will host a new environmental conservation project. In Indonesia, our office is based in the Javanese city of Yogyakarta, the cultural capital of Java. Volunteers in Yogyakarta will be working in care centers and orphanages, or teaching English in primary and secondary schools. In Ecuador, volunteers will help spearhead a new conservation project aimed at preserving Ecuador's rainforests.
We have two exciting new projects this year! The Eco-Project in Bolivia is great for anyone interested in environmental education. You will work with a Bolivian environmental organization and learn about local production and management. Sustainable agriculture is very important to the community, so you’ll help raise awareness of relevant environmental issues.
Welcome to Chengdu, our newest project destination! Volunteers headed to China with Projects Abroad may be placed in this unique and beautiful city. Chengdu is a spacious city that manages to be both modern and traditionally Chinese at the same time. It is a place where big international businesses share streets with tea houses and spicy hotpot restaurants.